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Tuesday 31 December 1957, NewYear’s Eve

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Fabrizio Meoni and Graham Dawson. In UK Mary's Boy Child by Harry Belafonte was in the top 5 hits. The Enemy Below, directed by Dick Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957 while The New Class by Milovan Djilas was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mike Hammer.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Enemy Below

Directed by: Dick Powell

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jrgens, David Hedison

Country: United States

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Old Yeller

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk

Country: United States

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Smiles of a Summer Night

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson

Country: United States

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Oh, Mr. Porter!

Directed by: Marcel Varnel

Starring: Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt

Country: United States

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Witness for the Prosecution

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Mike Hammer

Starring: Darren McGavin

Country: United States

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Sea Hunt

Written by: James Buxbaum

Starring: Lloyd Bridges

Country: United States

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Starring: George C. Kenney

Country: United States

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The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour

Starring: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Country: United States

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The Twentieth Century

Starring: Walter Cronkite

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 December 1957 ?

  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Fabrizio Meoni: Italian motorcyclist (Born 1957).
  • Graham Dawson: Australian astrologer and software designer, co-director of "Esoteric Technology" with Stephanie Johnson.
  • David Allen Ogrin in Waukegan: Illinois, USA; PGA golfer (1994 Byron Nelson-second).
  • Katherine Byrne: American noted family, the daughter of Chicago Mayor Margaret Jane Byrne and her husband, William Patrick Byrne.
  • Stephanie Mott: American transgender (M2F) Christian woman, who has written a monthly column for the Kansas LGBT newspaper Liberty Press since April 2008.
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  • AAU awards Bobby Morrow, James Sullivan Memorial Trophy
  • Disneyland in Anaheim, California, welcomes its 10-millionth guest.

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What news were making the headlines those days in December 1957?

Life magazine
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Maria Schell -- Dec. 30, 1957
  • Life: US ambassadors
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: U.S. Music Boom -- Dec. 23, 1957


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The New Class

By: Milovan Djilas

This is a book on Communism by a man who used to be one of its heroes. One of the greatest political documents of our time--perhaps the most important in its

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Please Don'T Eat The Daisies

By: Jean Kerr

Please Don't Eat the Daisies has sold millions of copies since its original publication in 1957. It became a film in 1960 starring David Niven and Doris Day, and a television

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San Francisco Bay

By: Harold Gilliam

A factual and fascinating account of the history, life and lore of Californias vital inland sea. dw, 1957 1st signed author

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The Gallant Mrs. Stonewall

By: Harnett T. Kane

The story of Anna and Thomas Jackson in their early years, before the Civil War, and as he became known as the Confederacy's greatest tactician, and finally Anna on her own

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